For 30 years Bruce Dickinson has rocked the crowds as the lead singer for the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. It's easy to see the passion he has for his music, and equally as easy to see his passion for another kind of metal, Airplane's. "It's pretty much like breathing really. It's one of those essential things," says Dickinson.
Dickinson stopped at the Boeing training facility recently in Seattle while on tour with his band, Iron Maiden. It was at the training facility the rock star was able to schedule time flying a Boeing 747 8 simulator.
Bruce Dickinson is not just a fan of aviation, but could be considered a major player in the world of aviation. He is starting his own aviation maintenance business in the UK and has flown as a commercial pilot. Bruce Dickinson goes on to say,"It's all about people actually. Because the airplanes are wonderful but they're built by people, designed by people, flown by people, operated by people, and it's people that get on them. So it's really the people who get me excited about everything."
Aviation has proven to be the passion of many from all walks of life, actors and professional athletes, to factory workers and rock stars. Companies such as Boeing, with manufacturing facilities through out the United States including operations in Kansas, produce a product which helps many fulfill their dreams of flying.
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Boeing also designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. Bruce Dickinson the Iron Maiden rock star admits to being partial to Boeing airplanes and it does not take a rocket scientist to understand why.